FA Cup: Arsenal Dump Manchester City, Face Chelsea In Finals

At least they were until Sergio Aguero lifted the ball over Petr Cech to give City the lead on 62 minutes. Along with what livewire Leroy Sane can bring to City's attack, Arsenal should be in a for a trying afternoon. Whichever team can push the pace and overwhelm the other side early can potentially put the game away.

While Manchester City has a slim (albeit unlikely) shot of winning the Premiership, Arsenal's chances of claiming the Premier League's title are shot to hell. This season has been one big nightmare for the gunners and Wenger's Arsenal career is looking more and more likely to come to a close.

City's mood was not helped when Aguero had a penalty claim turned down by Pawson, having gone down under slight contact from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the box. Against a defense that isn't anything great, he will get his chances in this one.

Arsenal's season was going as it has for the better part of the last decade but that was until they were hammered by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. What about when Man City started a love affair with the woodwork? His dipping delivery dropped perfectly over the heads of the City defence for Monreal to volley in at the back post.

A surprise 2-1 home defeat for Liverpool against Crystal Palace means that Arsenal are nine points behind the Reds with three games in hand - victory in all three would take them level with the Anfield side on points.

The 28-year-old Chilean forward managed 15 goals and six assists in 41 games under the current City boss.

City nearly won it when Toure unleashed a stunning 20-yard volley that was tipped onto the post by Cech.

Not for the first time in recent weeks, Sanchez, linked with a transfer after so far refusing to sign a new contract, had struggled to find his top form against City. Subs: Welbeck 6, Bellerin 6, Coquelin n/a. Subs: Sterling 6 Fernando 5, Delph 5, Iheanacho 5.

It left Arsenal victorious and Wenger aiming for a record seventh FA Cup triumph.

Guardiola described Aguero's back as feeling "dead" following a kick by Laurent Koscielny while Silva came off after just 23 minutes but assessments over the next 48 hours will decide their availability. He has four from four in the FA Cup this season to sit alongside his 25 goals from a total of 39 games.